By Troy Johnson – SanDiegoMagazine.com – Photo Not Credited.
San Diego’s heart of Latino culture is changing. “Rapidly,” says El Carrito owner Milo Lorenzana, who’s working the counter as his wife, Carolina Santana, cooks behind him in the converted trolley car (“carrito” means “trolley” in Spanish). The murals are still under the bridge, brilliant and proud. The tinny brass of banda and ranchera music still spills from kitchens and car windows. The giant purplish-blue house near Chicano Park still lords over its parcel of dirt. The papeles picados still flap in the wind like butterflies on a string.